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this is something you're going to be seeing a lot of this weekend, heavy snow, downed power lines and lots of ice. and the storm, it's on the move. is it heading your way? plus, a new tell-all about john edwards hits the shelves and his former mistress, a key figure in this book, is going after the author. what she says she wants him to give back. and the controversial commercial you won't see on super bowl sunday. why the network rejected it, and why the people behind the ads say the decision amounts to discrimination. hey, there, thanks for having us over. this is hln, i'm virginia cha. right now, a lot of the u.s. dealing with heavy snow, freezing rain and a big dip in the temperatures. take a look at what it looks like in oklahoma city. a lot of highways there covered with snow, that of course, creating dangerous road conditions. ice knocked down power lines leaving thousands without electricity. now that storm system is moving east. we're going to get more on the
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story from meteorologist karen mcginnis. hey, karen. >> reporter: hey, virginia. and yes, about four states will bear the brunt of this storm system as it continues to push towards the mid-atlantic. virginia, north carolina, still seeing lots of sleet and freezing rain. also into west west virginia and kentucky. some of that snowfall could add up to more than a foot in some cases. and those temperatures, bitterly cold. interstates and secondary roads are going to be extraordinarily treachero treacherous. we've got pictures coming out of durham, north carolina. take a look at this, car pulling a boat. a little bit optimistic, but nonetheless about three inches of snowfall for the durham, north carolina, area. a bit more on the way before it begins to taper off a little later on today. well, for the pacific northwest, the storm system moving in. a little bit of wet weather. seattle expecting a high temperature of 50 degrees but as we go into sunday, those 20s and 30s in the mid-atlantic, they'll be warming up a little bit. you'll need it because you've been in the deep freeze for quite some time. take a look at this.
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33 in new york, going up from the 20s. but miami, 80--degree readings. will dip down into the 70s coming up for sunday afternoon. los angeles, 64 degrees. and seattle, still holding onto 51, and mostly cloudy skies. for hln, i'm karen mcginnis. a book by a former john edwards' aide hits bookstores foipd it's called "politician" and in it andrew young chronicles affair with videographer rielle hunter and also talk about the lengths that edwards allegedly went to to cover-up the relationship. hunter gave birth to a daughter by edwards. she's been granted a temporary restraining order against young. in that order hunter is asking for the return of photos and videos, including a video, she says, was made while she was working for edwards. she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. so we are hearing what may had been behind an alleged attempt to tamper with a senator's phones. conservative activity james
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o'keefe says he wanted to check out allegations that voters couldn't reach senator mary landrieu by phone. he and three others were arrested at her office in new orleans monday. two of them posed as telephone repapermen and asked to see her phones. they're facing federal charges that carry up to ten years in prison. landrieu's spokesman says okevin and his group should save their explanations for investigators. former swim coach will spend the next 40 years behind bars for molesting girls. andrew king didn't show any emotional during yesterday's sentencing in san jose, california. he was a pretty successful coach teaching af at a number of swim clubs in the area for the past 40 years. pleaded no contest to 20 charges of child molestation. investigators think that king may have molested more than a dozen girls dating all the way back to 1978. so listen to this. florida authorities say the human remains they found under a concrete slab are those of a missing lottery winner. 43-year-old abraham shakespeare
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last seen in april 2009. we're going to get more on the latest developments in this case from hln law enforcement analyst, mike brooks, who joins us by phone now. hey there, mike. >> caller: good morning,a virginia. how are you doing. >> good. unfortunately for mr. shakespeare this is a terrible end. you can give us more details. it was where that slab was, not have a. >> caller: exactly. well, there was a woman who is calling a business associate of mr. shakes spears dee dee moore. now his body was found under some newly poured concrete about five feet underneath that powerly concrete of what they are calling a boyfriend of dee dee moore. and in hills borough county. he disappeared from polk count and now he's in hillsborough county, found his remains in hillsborough county, florida. now they're not saying what they found exactly. they found his body, but sheriff
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judd from polk county says other evidence was found. they're not giving out too much information on this right now. he says they know more than given out. there has been no charges and they're calling ms. moore a person of interest, of what i called suspect light. but no one has been charged in this, but apparently she went through this whole elaborate scheme of making friends and relatives of mr. shakespeare, think that he was still alive after he disappeared in april. >> now meantime, abraham shakespeare won $30 million after having basically nothing and this is almost a cautionary tale, right, for folks who come into a lot of money but have trouble dealing with it? >> caller: it really is. and what law enforcement are doing right now they're taking a look atu know you always want to follow the paper trail, if you will. because, apparently, she transferred over a million dollars from his account to her account. and now it's not clear exactly
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what the relationship between the two were. but you know, they're looking at her right now to see exactly how much money had been transferred, but it's just a very, very strange circumstance of someone who seemingly had nothing and then all of a sudden he came in and you know won $31 million in this -- you know lotto winnings. >> yeah, it's obviously pretty convoluted. i know that you're going to keep an eye on it for umike. thanks so much. >> caller: absolutely, virginia. former president george h.w. bush visited with president obama at the white house this morning. he was accompanied by his son, former florida governor, jeb bush. the white house sayse s abouese says it was purely a bipartisan call. he's willing to work with anyone who is serious about solving the problems. >> what i won't accept is changing positions basef because it's good politics. what i won't accept is opposition for opposition's
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sake. we can't have a serious discussion and take meaningful action to create jobs and control our deficit. if politicians just do what's necessary to win the next election, instead of what's best for the next generation. i'm eager and ready to work with anyone who's serious about solving the real problems facing our people and our country. >> you are watching hln news and views. of course we bring you news all throughout the weekend, but we also would like to hear your views as well and to help get your views we are sending our very own joe cart are out on the street. >> reporter: this is a great new project that we've started where it allows us to get out of newsroom and go to the streets and talk to our viewers face to face. this week i talked to folks about everything from sports to pop culture to politics. >> president obama's been in business for one year, how do you think he's doing? >> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. i am proud with the progress so far. >> i wouldn't want nob his shoes
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for anything. >> i think a lot of pressure on him to have a magic pill which there will not be of course. >> so you're happy with the progress one year in. >> i am. >> i'm on the poverty level and i don't think that he's addressed that level since from the time he was trying to get in office until today. >> would i like for some things to have moved on a little bit better, like, health care, absolutely. i never thought that i would be in a job where i didn't have health insurance. but that's where you am now. >> i think that it's just been overwhelming, you know, with the money that he wants to spend on health care now and the jobs that it could cost by forcing small businesses to do certain things, it's going to cost jobs instead of save jobs. >> do you think he's done a good job in one year? >> considering the mess he had left to him, doing all right. kind of overspending, but -- all's that we can do is spend our way out of it, right. >> do you think that in 365 days, obama's done a good job, show of hands? three or four. you don't think he's done a good
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job? >> no. >> i think everyone was expecting him to come into office and flip a switch and change everything. >> uh-huh. >> people who are realistic would understand it's not something that can happen overnight. >> do you believe that obama is the right person for the job. >> no, but he's what we've got for three more years and you've got to support the president. >> reporter: we're talking your views from the street every day right here on hln. i'm joe carter. and i might see you on the street. nearly three weeks after the massive earthquake, many haitians are taking matters into their own hands. officials estimate it could take another month to get the 200,000 tents needed to shelter the homeless. so some families are apparently trying to build new homes on top of the rubble of their old once. well, one official says that just won't be tolerated and that the government wants to come up with its own reconstruction plan that could include building codes. toyota's president is apologizing for the problems that caused millions of car recalls. he says the company will work to
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ease customer concerns over its product. toyota of course recalled more than 2 million cars in the u.s. stopped selling and making some of its top sellers, that's because the gas pedal in those cars can get stuck and cause unexpected acceleration. toyota says it's already shipping new gas pedals to its dealers. honda is recalling 646,000 of its 207 and 2008 fit hatchbacks world wide. americans own about one-fifth of those models. the japanese automaker says the problem involves the driver's power window switch. it can overheat and cause a fire when if makes contact with accessive liquids such as heavy rain or snow. seven incidents have been reported in the u.s. no one has been hurt in any of those. honda says customers will be notified by mail on how to take care of this problem. now despite what you might have heard this week, california officials said the state has no plans to ship some of its inmates to prisons in mexico. the state's department of corrections and rehabilitation director says prison officials have not discussed nor studied
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this idea. but governor arnold schwarzenegger proposed the idea before an audience this week. >> we pay them to built the prison down and mexico, and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there in the prison and the prison guards and all of this, it would be half the cost. >> more than 70% of the 19,000 illegal immigrants behind bars in california are from mexico. have you heard about the commercial causing a whole lot of controversy? >> hey! >> take a look, this ad will not run on super bowl sunday. and some are calling that decision discrimination. you're watching hln, news and views.
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suck. >> yeah, that's right. >> let's go. let's go. ♪ i want to kiss this guy
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>> cbs has rejected this ad for mancrunch.com. it's a gay-dating website. they've rejected it from airing during the super bowl. the ad it says does not meet its standards. from mancrunch calls the discretion quote, straight up discrimination. the company is welcomed to submit an alternative version of the commercial. this week marked one year since house passed the economic stimulus package. so how exactly is all of that federal money being spent? here's one example. the government awarded $1.5 billion to cities and counties across the u.s. to help people in danger of losing their homes. it's called "the homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program." now, the johnson family says they were saved by this family. both husband and wife had lost their jobs. their house was foreclosed on and they say the stimulus familiar orange county, florida, helped them stay in their house and get the electricity turned on. >> just thinking about my family being in the street, we had to. >> yep. >> to find some kind of
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assistance. that my kids could wake up in their own rooms on christmas morning and walk out to their christmas tree. i mean we never even thought we'd have a place to have a christmas tree. >> well, orange county says it has already helped 475 families and 900 individuals with the stimulus money that they've received. police have impounded and searched a minivan owned by the husband of a missing utah woman. susan powell disappeared on december 7th. her husband, josh says, he last saw her before he left with their sons for a camping trip. he's been called a person of interest in this case but he's not been arrested. he moved to washington state several weeks to go stay with family members. how would you like this deal? take as much time off as you want and get paid for it? that's what the boss of one company in seattle told her employees this week. the ceo of social strata,
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rosemary o'neil, says when she made the announcement she was sure that her employees would think that they were being punked but this is no job. folks there get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off into whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neil says her employees are grown-ups and that those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they're not hiring right now. now, your views on this story are really mixed. the more cynical among you, shall we say, are sure the policy will be abused. others are more optimistic. brenda for example posted there on facebook. "i bet their productivity is off of the charts," she says. "you would not want to be fired from a job like that." jean-paul, very passionately disagrees, though saying "that ceo is a fool during times like these, no one should be giving any paid leave at all. or maybe she's using this as a trick to find out who's stupid enough to take the bait." but mark points out that "unusual policies can work.
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he says people laughed when companies like apple started allowing people to bring in pets and had on-site day care in the '80s. now look where we are today." thanks everyone for your responses about. if you haven't joined the discussion now now it's your turn. tell us what you think about the unlimited timeoff policy. maybe you know someone who would take a little g run? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. well, there's people who marry, do it for love, but a california woman searching for her husband has a different reason, she says, don't both wert romance. just show her your health insurance card.
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a california woman has an incurable disease. and she says she wants to marry someone so she can have health insurance. teri carlson has been posting videos on youtube to find her match, and she's getting lots of prospects. she says her complex makes her vulnerable to different diseases and infections. she's paying 400 bucks a months for cobra insurance right now but that runs out in a year. >> it is outrageous. and i'm -- it's horrible that i have to consider such a thing. that i would really have to consider marrying somebody just to have my rights to have health care. i will do what i have to do. and if it means that people think i'm crazy, you know, a lunatic on my web doing these youtube videos, okay. >> carlson takes 15 medications
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a day. and without insurance, her meds would cost about $3,000 a month. singer etta james is sick with a bacterial infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. her son tells cnn she was hospitalized last week. james, who is best known for her 1961 hit "at last," also has alzheimer's. she was diagnosed with that disease a year ago. james' son expects his mother to be release said from the hospital soon. a new hampshire woman is behind bars for racking up three, three dwis in less than a week. 55-year-old patricka mondrow was involved in three accidents this month. police say one of them was serious. she wore a neck brace to her arraign this. week. she was first arrested on january 16th, following a crash, and then again following another wreck on january 21st. she was arrested less than 24 hours later after a three-car crash on interstate 93. her attorney says she has a drinking problem but that she's working to address it.
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this black hen in glendale, california, has been dodge car, coyotes and animal control officers for more than two months. a spokeswoman for a local humane society says the standoff could last a while. the hen either runs into the street or flies into a tree when officers approach and a humane trap hasn't worked either, because the chicken either doesn't weigh enough to trig ter or it doesn't like the feed being used as bait. dozens of sea turtles recently turned up off of the coast of florida with tumors growing on their eyes and fins. how a group of volunteers helped fix the problem and get ready for a return to the ocean.
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a man who won millions in if the lottery is found dpld a makeshift grave. what we have learned about his last days of life. a former president has backed a familiar territory while the man now sitting in the oval office calls for a new sense of bipartisanship to solve the country's problems. >> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. >> i'm happy with the progress so far. >> i would not want to be in his shoes, for anything. >> how good a job is the president doing after one year in office? joe carter hits the streets to get some views. and, a boss tells her employees, take as much time off as you need, paid! what do you think about that sweet deal? we are hearing your views. hey, there, thanks for having us over. this is hln. i'm virginia cha. right now a lot of the u.s. deal issing with heavy snow, freezing rain and a big dip in the temperatures. take a look at what it looks like in oklahoma city.
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a lot of highways there covered with snow. that of course creating dangerous road conditions. ice knocked down power lines leaving thousands without electricity. now that storm system is moving east. we're going to get more on the story from meteorologist karen mcginnis. hey, karen. >> reporter: hey, virginia. and yes, about four states will bear the brunt of this storm system as it continues to push towards the mid-atlantic. virginia, north carolina, still seeing lots of sleet and freezing rain. also into west west virginia and kentucky. some of that snowfall could add up to more than a foot in some cases. and those temperatures, bitterly cold. interstates and secondary roads are going to be extraordinarily treacherous. we've got some pictures coming out of durham, north carolina. take a look at this, car pulling a boat. a little bit optimistic, but nonetheless about three inches of snowfall for the durham, north carolina, area. a bit more on the way before it begins to taper off a little later on today. well, for the pacific northwest, the storm system moving in. a little bit of wet weather. seattle expecting a high
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temperature of 50 degrees but as we go into sunday, those 20s and 30s in the mid-atlantic, they'll be warming up a little bit. you'll need it because you've been in the deep freeze for quite some time. take a look at this. 33 in new york, going up from the 20s. but miami, 80-degree readings. will dip down into the 70s coming up for sunday afternoon. los angeles, 64 degrees. and seattle, still holding onto 51 and mostly cloudy skies. for hln, i'm karen mcginnis. a book by a former john edwards' aide hits bookstores today. it's called "the politician," and in it, andrew young chronicles the former presidential candidate's affair with videographer rielle hunter and also talks about the lengths that edwards allegedly went to to cover up the relationship. hunter gave birth to a daughter by edwards. she's been granted a temporary restraining order against young. in that order hunter is asking for the return of photos and videos, including a video, she says, was made while she was working for edwards.
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she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. formir president george h.w. bush visited with president obama at the white house this morning. he was accompanied by his son, former governor jeb bush. the white house says it was purely a bipartisan call. he says he is willing to work with anyone who is serious about solving the nation's problems. >> what i won't accept is changing positions because it's good politics. what i won't accept is opposition for opposition's sake. we can't have a serious discussion and take meaningful action to create jobs and control our deficit. if politicians just do what's necessary to win the next election, instead of what's best for the next generation. i'm eager and ready to work with anyone who's serious about solving the real problems facing our people and our country. >> you are watching hln news and views. of course, we bring you news all throughout the weekend, but we
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also would like to hear your views as well and to help get your views we are sending our very own joe carter out on the street. >> reporter: this is a great new project that we've started where it allows us to get out of newsroom and go to the streets and talk to our viewers face to face. this week i talked to folks about everything from sports to pop culture to politics. >> president obama's been in office for one year. how do you think he's doing? >> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. i'm happy with the progress so far. >> i would not want to be in his shows for anything. >> i think there's been a lot of pressure put on him to have a magic pill which there is not going to be of course. >> reporter: so you're happy with the progress one year in? >> i am. >> i'm on the poverty level and i don't think that he's addressed that level since from the time he was trying to get in office until today. >> would i like for some things to have moved on a little bit better, like, health care, absolutely. i never thought that i would be in a job where i didn't have health insurance.
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but that's where i am now. >> i think that it's just been overwhelming, you know, with the money that he wants to spend on health care now and the jobs that it could cost by forcing small businesses to do certain things, it's going to cost jobs instead of save jobs. >> do you think he's done a good job in one year? >> considering the mess he had left to him, doing all right. kind of overspending, but -- all's that we can do is spend our way out of it, right. >> do you think that in 365 days, obama's done a good job, show of hands? three or four. you don't think he's done a good job? >> no. >> i think everyone was expecting him to come into office and flip a switch and change everything. >> uh-huh. >> people who are realistic would understand that's not something that can happen overnight. >> do you believe that obama is the right person for the job? >> no, but he's what we've got for three more years and you've got to support the president. >> reporter: we're talking your views from the street every day right here on hln. i'm joe carter. and i might see you on the street.
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nearly three weeks after the massive earthquake, many haitians are taking matters into their own hands. officials estimate it could take another month to get the 200,000 tents needed to shelter the homeless. so some families are apparently trying to build new homes on top of the rubble of their old ones. well, one official says that just won't be tolerated and that the government wants to come up with its own reconstruction plan that could include building codes. toyota's president is apologizing for the problems that caused millions of car recalls. he says the company will work to ease customer concerns over its products. toyota of course recalled more than 2 million cars in the u.s. stopped selling and making some of its top sellers, that's because the gas pedal in those cars can get stuck and cause unexpected acceleration. toyota says it's already shipping new gas pedals to its dealers. honda is recalling 646,000 of its 2007 and 2008 fit hatchbacks world wide.
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now americans own about one-fifth of those models. the japanese automaker says the problem involves the driver's power window switch. it can overheat and cause a fire when if makes contact with excessive liquids such as heavy rain or snow. seven incidents have been reported in the u.s. no one was hurt in those. honda says customers will be notified by mail on how to take care of this problem. have you heard about the commercial causing a whole lot of controversy? >> hey! >> take a look this ad will not run on super bowl sunday and some are calling that decision discrimination. you're watching hln, news and views.
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suck. >> yeah, that's right. >> let's go. let's go. ♪ i want to kiss this guy >> cbs has rejected this ad for mancrunch.com. it's a gay-dating website.
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they've rejected it from airing during the super bowl. the network says the ad doesn't meet its network standards but a spokesman from mancrunch calls the discretion, "straight up discrimination." cbs denies that and says the company is welcomed to submit an alternative version of the commercial. police have impounded and searched a minivan owned by the husband of a missing utah woman. susan powell disappeared on december 7th. her husband josh says he last saw her before he left with their sons for a camping trip. he's been called a person of interest in this case, but has not been arrested. he moved to washington state several weeks ago to stay with family members. how would you like this deal? take as much time off as you want and get paid for it. that's what the boss of one company in seattle told her employees this week. the ceo of social stra ta,
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rosemary o'neil, says when she made announcement she was sure her employees would think they were being punked but this is no joke. folks there now get unlimited paid leave. that's right, unlimited time off to do whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neil says her employees are grown-ups and those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they're not hiring right now. we've been getting your views on this, and would you be surprised to hear that you are really split over this. ramona for example says "simply amazing. a boss that understands that you are an adult and treats you as such. not used to that!" but walt is, shall we say, a little more pessimistic. he says "get real. these jobs don't exist. there's no such thing as a real job out there. where's the hope?" noel says --
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thanks, everyone. if you haven't joined the discussion, now it's your turn. tell us what you think of the unlimited time off policy. maybe you know someone who would take a little too much advantage. would it help or hurt the company in the long run. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. in another sign of these tough economic times, a lot of us are using coupons to cut back on grocery bills. in fact, last year for the first time since 1992, shoppers used more coupons than the year before. americans cashed in ed ed in 3. packaged coupons. increase over 2008. now that's according to inmart, a company that tracks coupons and promotion trends. newspaper coupons accounted for the majority of redemptions but increasing number of shoppers are getting their coupons online. well, most people who marry do it for love. but a california woman searching
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for her husband has a different reason she says don't bother with the romance. just show her your health insurance card.
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a california woman has an incurable disease. and she says she wants to marry someone so she can have health insurance. teri carlson has been posting videos on youtube to find her match and she's getting lots of prospects. she says her condition called c4 compliment defense, makes her vulnurable to different diseases and infections. she's paying 400 bucks a month for cobra insurance right now but that runs out in a year. >> it is outrageous. and i'm -- it's horrible that i have to consider such a thing. that i would really have to consider marrying somebody just to have my rights to have health care. i will do what i have to do. and if it means that people think i'm crazy, you know, a lunatic on my web doing these youtube videos, okay. >> carlson takes 15 medications a day. and without insurance, her meds would cost about $3,000 a month.
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singer etta james is sick with a bacterial infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. her son tells cnn she was hospitalized last week. james, who is best known for her 1961 hit "at last," also has alzheimer's. she was diagnosed with that disease a year ago. james' son expects his mother to be released from the hospital soon. pressure is mount octjustice dopt relocate a high-profile terror trial. now right now khalid shaikh mohammed. the obama administration wants to try mohammed and four alleged accomplices on the ground at ground zero. former mayor giuliani.
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>> so what are we doing? this is a public relation's gimmick to try him in a civilian court after the president has announced that he's guilty already. >> would you be satisfied if this trial, a, moves out of new york? and goes, for example, to a military base in upstate new york, a civilian trial, would that be okay with you? >> i guess it would be acceptable but i'd be surprised that we'd have to do it. i've heard these comments that it'll take 2500 checkpoints or police officers. i served in the white house when al qaeda was a problem as director of defense policy. i drove past the white house the other day. you can almost throw a stone and hit the white house. we're able to protect that bastion of our society, sort of speak, quite well. i don't know why we can't do it downtown new york city. >> new york mayor michael bloomberg estimates it will cost the city $216 million a year for increased security during the first year the men are detained
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in the city. now senior administration officials say the white house is considering moving the site of the trial, if the justice department okays it. so nato is trying to find out why some its troops and allied afghan forces got into a gunbattle. the afghan defense ministry says the two groups were working on a joint operation taken appears they mistook each other for enemy combatants. local authorities say four afghan soldiers were killed, seven others were killed when nato called for air support to strike on the afghan troops' positions. they suspected u.s. drone strike killed 15 people in pakistan overnight. two pakistani officials tell cnn the attack targeted al qaeda and taliban compounds in northwest pakistan. the u.s. officials normally don't comment on drone strikes. the remote-controlled missile attacks have caused tension between the u.s. and pakistan. republicans are criticizing president obama's handling of the christmas day terror suspect. now in party's weekly address
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susan collin said the white house should have handled the alleged terrorist as an enemy combatant and not a criminal defendant. >> the obama administration appears to have a blind spot when it comes to the war on terrorism. and because of that blindness, this administration cannot see a foreign terrorist even when he stands right in front of them fresh from an attempt to blow a plane out of the sky on christmas day. >> umar farouk abdulmutallab is being charged on trying to detonate a bomb on a northwest airlines flight. while the recession and the popularity of the internet have really hit traditional newspapers hard. some have had to slim down, others have gone online only and some, well, they just had to go out of business but a lot of local papers are actually faring better. christine romans looks at one in the turnaround. >> reporter:turn-around.
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>> reporter: despite all the doom and gloom in the newspaper business, jed morie feels pretty good about where his paper stands. >> where are we? >> reporter: he runs the long island press, a free alternative news weekly launched in 2002. with a circulation of about 85,000, it was born as an offshoot of the family business, a handful of alternative rock radio stations based on long island. >> 2.7 million people without an alternative weekly like the l.a. weekly or village voice or boston phoenix. we wanted to create something in that tradition but with suburban sensibilities because we came from an alternative media background, it seemed like a no-brainer to get in there. >> reporter: as the radio business changed, the stations were sold and the paper became the company's focus. local news laced with opinion. while the economic downturn slowed the paper, which relies heavily on small business advertising to stay free, he says there were no mass layoffs and after several quarters of losses, the company was back in the black by the end of last year. morie credits the rise of the
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blogosphere with helping business offline and on. >> it's not about the physical product or the experience. it's about the quality of the journalism. if you stay true to that, we think there are several different places you can go with that, the web being one of them. >> reporter: when the region's only daily newspaper, cable vision owned newsday, began charging nonsubscribers for online content last year, morie saw opportunity. long island press.com began running more general news, entertainment, sports stories, all appealing to a larger local crowd, all free. since then, he says traffic has jumped 600%. the print edition has remained true to its alternative roots. >> the best that we can offer out to people is a different viewpoint, so the more things get vanilla, the more, you know, mint chocolate chip you have to put out there because the people will want it. they will crave it. >> reporter: christine romans, cnn, new york.
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this is something you're going to be seeing a lot of this weekend. heavy snow, downed power lines and lots of ice. and the storm is on the move. is it heading your way? plus, a new tell-all about john edwards hits the shelves and his former mistress, a key figure in this book, is going after the author. what she says she wants him to give back. and the controversial commercial you won't see on super bowl sunday. why the network rejected it and why the people behind the ads say the decision amounts to discrimination. hey, there. thanks for having us over. this is hln. i'm virginia cha. a lot of the u.s. dealing with heavy snow, freezing rain and a big dip in the temperatures. take a look at what it looks like in oklahoma city. lot of highways covered with snow. that of course creating dangerous road conditions. ice knocked down power lines leaving thousands without electricity. now that storm system is moving east. we will get more on the
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situation from our meteorologist. >> yes, about four states will bear the brunt of this storm system as it continues to push towards the midatlantic. virginia, north carolina, still seeing lots of sleet and freezing rain. also into west virginia and kentucky. some of that snowfall could add up to more than a foot in some cases and those temperatures, bitterly cold. interstates and secondary roads are going to be extraordinarily treacherous. we've got some pictures coming out of durham, north carolina. take a look at this. a car pulling a boat. little bit optimistic but nonetheless, about three inches of snowfall for the durham, north carolina area. little bit more on the way before it begins to taper off a little later on today. for the pacific northwest, a storm system moving in, little bit of wet weather. seattle expecting a high temperature of 50 degrees but as we go into sunday, those 20s and 30s in the midatlantic will be warming up a little bit. you'll need it because you have been in the deep freeze for quite some time. take a look at this. 33 in new york, going up from
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the 20s. but miami, 80 degree readings will dip down into the 70s coming up for sunday afternoon. los angeles, 64 degrees. seattle still holding on to 51 and mostly cloudy skies. a book by former john edwards' aide hits bookstores today. it's called "the politician" and he chronicles edwards' affair with rielle hunter and talks about the lengths edwards allegedly went to to cover up the relationship. hunter gave birth to a daughter by edwards. she's been granted a temporary restraining order against young. in that order, hunter is asking for the return of photos and videos, including a video she says was made while she was working for edwards. she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. we are hearing what may have been behind an alleged attempt to tamper with a senator's phones. conservative activist james o'keefe says he wanted to check
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out allegations that voters couldn't reach senator mary landrieu by phone. he and three others were arrested at her office in new orleans monday. two of them posed as telephone repairmen and asked to see her phones. they're facing federal charges that carry up to ten years in prison. landrieu's spokesman says o'keefe and his group should save explanations for investigators. a former swim coach will spend the next 40 years behind bars for molesting girls. andrew king didn't show any emotion during yesterday's sentencing in san jose, california. he was a pretty successful coach, teaching at a number of swim clubs in the area for the past 40 years. he pleaded no contest to 20 charges of child molestation. investigators think king may have molested more than a dozen girls dating all the way back to 1978. so listen to this. florida authorities say the human remains they found under a concrete slab are those of a missing lottery winner. 43-year-old abraham shakespeare was last seen in april 2009.
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we will get some more on the latest developments in this case from hln law enforcement analyst, mike brooks, who joins us by phone. hey, mike. >> good morning. how you doing? >> good. unfortunately for mr. shakespeare, this is a terrible end. can you give us more details? he wasn't just found under a concrete slab but it's where that slab was, right? >> exactly. well, there was a woman there calling a business associate of mr. shakespeare's, deedee moore. his body was found under newly poured concrete, about five feet underneath that newly poured concrete of what they're calling a boyfriend of deedee moore. he disappeared from polk county and now is in hillsborough county. they found his remains in hillsborough county, florida. they're not saying what they found exactly. they found his body but sheriff judd from polk county says other evidence was found, they're not
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giving out too much information on this right now. he said they know more than what they're giving out but there have been no charges and they're calling ms. moore right now a person of interest. which i call suspect light. but no one has been charged in this. but apparently, she went through this whole elaborate scheme of making friends and relatives of mr. shakespeare think that he was still alive after he disappeared in april. >> meantime, abraham shakespeare won $30 million after having basically nothing, and this is almost a cautionary tale, right, for folks who come no a lot of money but have trouble dealing with it. >> it really is. what law enforcement are doing right now, they are taking a look at -- you always want to follow the paper trail, if you will, because apparently she transferred over $1 million from his account to her account, and you know, it's not clear exactly what the relationship between the two were, but you know,
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they're looking at her right now to see exactly how much money had been transferred, but it's just a very, very strange circumstance of someone who seemingly had nothing and then all of a sudden, he came in, you know, and won $31 million in this lotto winnings. >> i know you will keep an eye on this for us. thanks so much. >> absolutely, virginia. former president george h.w. bush visited with president obama at the white house this morning. he was accompanied by his son, former florida governor jeb bush. the white house says it was purely a social call. the bipartisan visit was also a backdrop for the president's weekly address. he said he is willing to work with anyone who is serious about solving the nation's problems. >> what i won't accept is changing positions because it's good politics. what i won't accept is opposition for opposition's sake. we can't have a serious discussion and take meaningful
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action to create jobs and control our deficit if politicians just do what's necessary to win the next election instead of what's best for the next generation. i'm eager and ready to work with anyone who's serious about solving the real problems facing our people and our country. nearly three weeks after the massive earthquake, many haitians are taking matters into their own hands. officials estimate it could take another month to get the 200,000 tents needed to shelter the homeless. some families are apparently trying to build new homes on top of the rubble of their old ones. one official says that just won't be tolerated and that the government wants to come up with its own reconstruction plan that could include building codes. toyota president's is apologizing for the problems that caused millions of car recalls. he says the company will work to ease customer concerns over their products. toyota recalled more than two million cars in the u.s. stopped selling and making some of its top sellers. that's because the gas pedal in
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those cars can get stuck and cause unexpected acceleration. toyota says it's already shipping new gas pedals to its dealers. honda is recalling 646,000 of its 2007 and 2008 fit hatchbacks worldwide. americans own about a fifth of those models. the japanese automaker says the problem involves the driver's power window switch. it can overheat and cause a fire when it comes in contact with excessive liquid such as heavy rain or snow. seven incidents have been reported in the u.s. no one was hurt in those. honda says customers will be notified by mail on how to take care of this problem. have you heard about the commercial causing a whole lot of controversy? take a look. this ad will not run on super bowl sunday. some are calling that decision discrimination.
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♪ cbs has rejected this ad for man crunch.com. it's a gay dating website. they rejected it from airing during the super bowl. the network says the ad doesn't meet its network standards. a spokesperson for man crunch calls the decision quote, straight up discrimination. cbs denies that and says the company is welcome to submit an alternative version of the commercial. how would you like this deal. take as much time off as you want and get paid for it. that's what the boss of one company in seattle told her employees this week. the ceo of social strata, rose mary o'neill, says when she made the announcement, she was sure her employees would think they were being punked but this is no
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joke. folks there now get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off to do whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neill says her employees are grown-ups and that those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they're not hiring right now. now, some of you think the time off policy is a dream but others believe that it could become a nightmare. trina writes -- sounds like they are setting themselves up to fail. i personally don't think this will work in the long run. brendan wonders what happens when everyone decides to go at the same time. donna says time will tell if productivity drops or increases. happy employees are important but how do you tell if someone is abusing it since there are no limits? katelyn says some people might take advantage of this but the dedicated workers will really appreciate the company caring about them. thanks, everyone. if you haven't joined the discussion, now it's your turn. tell us what you think of the unlimited time off policy.
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maybe you know someone who would take a little too much advantage. would it help or hurt the company in the long run? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. in another sign of these tough economic times, a lot of us are using coupons to cut back on grocery bills. in fact, last year for the first time since 1992, shoppers used more coupons than the year before. americans cashed in 3.3 billion packaged goods coupons, a 27% increase over 2008, this according to a company that tracks promotion trends. newspaper coupons accounted for the majority of redemptions but increasing numbers of shoppers are getting coupons online. hundreds of people are helping in the aftermath of the earthquake in haiti. we would like to single out one of those people. he's bringing in not only much-needed supplies but hope to thousands who have lost everything. mary snow has more on tom henderson, a cnn hero.
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>> reporter: more than one million people have been left homeless. that's one in nine haitians. hundreds of thousands now live in makeshift camps, in tents built with whatever they can find. many don't even have that. that's what motivates 2008 cnn hero tom henderson and his shelter box team. since 2001, they have helped thousands of disaster victims around the globe by thinking inside the box. >> it describes itself. shelter in a box. prepackaged aid in a box. blankets, cooking pots and pans. a ten-person tent. >> reporter: 12 minutes after the haiti earthquake, the shelter box crew sprang into action. >> the plan is to move as many boxes into haiti as we can. >> the logistical challenges of getting the boxes from here into haiti have been an absolute nightmare. infrastructure's virtually nonexistent. >> reporter: when boxes finally arrived last week, the impact
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was immediate. for henderson, that's the whole idea. >> people lost everything. it's all about shelter, warmth, comfort and dignity. that's what shelter box is. >> reporter: by the end of january, more than 7,000 boxes will be in haiti, housing up to 70,000 people. those at shelter box know there's much more to be done. >> there are thousands of people dying every day and that's what drives us forward. this is not a job for us. it's a passion. >> reporter: for more on how you can help those who desperately need food, water and medical supplies, go to cnn.com/heroes.
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the california woman has an incurable disease and she says she wants to marry someone so she can have health insurance. terry carlsson has been posted videos on youtube to find her match and is getting lots of prospects. she says her condition, called c-4 complement deficiency, makes her vulnerable to different diseases and infections. she's paying $400 a month for cobra insurance right now but that runs out in a year. >> it is outrageous. it's horrible that i have to consider such a thing, that i would really have to consider marrying somebody just to have
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my right to have health care. i'll do what i have to do. if it means that people think i'm crazy, you know, a lunatic on my web, doing these youtube videos, okay. >> carlson takes 15 medications a day. without insurance, her meds would cost about $3,000 a month. singer etta james is sick with a bacterial infection resistant to many antibiotics. her son tells cnn she was hospitalized last week. james, who is best known for her 1961 hit "at last" also has alzheimer's. james' son expects his mother to be released from the hospital soon. a new hampshire woman is behind bars for racking up three dwis in less than a week. 55-year-old was involved in three accidents this month. police say one of them was serious. she wore a neck brace to her arraignment this week. she was first arrested on
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january 16th following a crash, then again following another wreck on january 21st. she was arrested less than 24 hours after that, after a three-car crash on interstate 93. her attorney says she has a drinking problem but that she's working to address it. you are watching hln news and views. of course, we bring you news all throughout the weekend, but we also would like to hear your views as well. to help get your views, we are sending our very own joe carter out on the street. >> this is a great new project where it allows us to get out of the newsroom, go to the streets and talk to viewers face-to-face. this week i talk to folks about everything from sports to pop culture to politics. president obama has been in office for one year. how do you think he's doing? >> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. i'm happy with the progress so far. >> i would not want to be in his shoes for anything. >> i think there's been a lot of pressure put on him to have a magic pill, which there's not going to be, of course. >> so you're happy with the progress one year in? >> i am.
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>> i'm on the poverty level and i don't think that he's addressed that level from the time he was trying to get into office until today. >> would i like for some things to have moved along a little bit better like health care? absolutely. i never thought i would be in a job where i didn't have health insurance. that's where i am now. >> i think that it's just been overwhelming with the money that he wants to spend on health care now and the jobs that it could cost by forcing small businesses to do certain things, it's going to cost jobs instead of save jobs. >> you think he's done a good job in one year? >> considering the mess he had left to him, doing all right. kind of overspending. all we can do is spend our way out of it, right? >> you think obama has done a good job? show of hands? three of four. you don't think he's done a good job? >> no. >> i think everyone was
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expecting him to come into office and flip a switch and change everything. people 'who are realistic would understand that's not something that can happen overnight. >> you believe obama's the right person for the job? >> no. but he's what we've got for three more years. you've got to support the president. >> we're taking your views from the street every day right here on hln. i'm joe carter. i might see you on the street. dozens of sea turtles recently turned up off the coast of florida with tumors growing on their eyes and fins. how a group of volunteers helped fix the problem and get them ready for a return to the ocean.
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[ music ] >> welcome to comcast local edition, i'm donna richardson, and my guest this hour is leslie prewitt, director of external operations, opportunity builders. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> can you tell the viewers about opportunity builders incorporated and what exactly the organization does? >> absolutely. we have been around for 47. we were started in 1962. we provokessa provide training d rehabilitation. >> what are the services you offer your clients? >> there are 170 that stay in
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our warehouse that do packaging then we have 180 individuals that go out and work for local employer. >> you have the employers who are helping out and also having the contracts to give those, like you said, in the warehouse employment possibilities. >> absolutely. we're always looking to new contracts to fulfill, inside of our warehouse and then outside we're always looking for new employers to hire our adults. >> now all of this, i know it takes funding, and you've got a fund-raiser coming up. >> right. >> so tell us about your mardi gras. >> well, hence the beads so you know why i'm wearing beads. we are very proud of our 12th annual mardi gras. we have live music, we have a
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casino, an auction, great food, beer, wine, and ice cream and it's a great night and a lot of fun. >> it does sound like a lot of fun. how much are the tickets to be able to enjoy all this fun? >> the tickets are $50 each. >> very, very reasonable, and it sounds like you're getting a huge value with the opportunity of the casinos and the great food and the auctions and the dancing. >> uh-huh. >> so with this, because i know it takes a lot of dollars in order to run the program, how do you plan to use the proceeds? >> the proceeds will help with our operating expenses, especially with the downturn in the economy and budget cuts, we will be using it to assist the organization. >> leslie, i do have a question. how do your clients become a part of opportunity builders? >> they are funded for the developmental disability
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administration. if someone is interested, if a family is interested in having family members participate in an opportunity with opportunity builders, they would call and then we would direct them to our director of employment that would start them through the process of the program. >> once they're in the program, do you also provide training before the clients either work in the warehouse or go out to work with your partner businesses? >> absolutely. in the warehouse, we do have an instructor to assist individuals with each contract, and as far as the individuals who go out into the community and work, we do training for those individuals. they have a one on one coach so we'll make sure the individual knows how to do the job before we have them working on their own. >> in going back to mardi gras, do you need any volunteers to help out, because that's a big undertaking you have so many different activities going on?
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>> absolutely. we can always use volunteers, but we can always use the ticket sales, and that's really a big emphasis for us, ticket sales and sponsorships. >> exactly. so there are sponsorship opportunities available? >> absolutely. >> how can they reach you if they want to buy tickets or become a sponsor? they can call our office. >> perfect. well, leslie, thanks so much for joining me. >> thank you for having me. >> our guest this hour is less by prior to director of external operations at opportunity builders. for comcast local edition, i'm donna richardson. [ music ]
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a man who won millions in the lottery is found dead this a makeshift grave. what we have learned about his last days of life. the former president has back to familiar territory while the man in the oval office calls for a new sense of bipartisanship to solve the country's problems. >> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. i'm happy with the progress so far. >> i would not want to be in his shoes for anything. >> how good a job is the president doing? after one year in office? joe carter hits the streets to get some views. and a boss tells her employees take as much time off as you need. paid. what do you think about that sweet deal? we are hearing your views. this is something you're going to be seeing a lot of this weekend. heavy snow, downed power lines and lots of ice. and the storm is on the move. is it heading your way?
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plus, a new tell-all about john edwards hits the shelves. his former mistress, a key figure in this book, is going after the author. what she says she wants him to give back. and the controversial commercial you won't see on super bowl sunday. why the network rejected it and why the people behind the ad says the decision amounts to discrimination. thanks for having us over. this is hln. ic i'm virginia cha. a lot of the u.s. dealing with heavy snow, freezing rain and a big dip in the temperatures. take a look at what it looks like in oklahoma city. lot of highways covered with snow. that of course creating dangerous road conditions. ice knocked down power lines leaving thousands without electricity. now that storm system is moving east. we will get more on the situation from meteorologist karen mcginest. >> four states will bear the brunt of this storm system as it continues to push towards the midatlantic, virginia, north carolina, still seeing lots of sleet and freezing rain, also into west virginia and kentucky. some of that snowfall could add up to more than a foot in some
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cases and those temperatures bitterly cold. interstates and secondary roads are going to be extraordinarily treacherous. we have pictures coming out of durham, north carolina. take a look at this. car pulling a boat. little bit optimistic but nonetheless, about three inches of snowfall for the durham, north carolina area. little more on the way before it begins to taper off later today. for the pacific northwest, the storm system moving in, little bit of wet weather. seattle expecting a high temperature of 50 degrees but as we go into sunday, those 20s and 30s in the midatlantic will be warming up a little bit. you'll need it because you have been in the deep freeze for quite some time. take a look at this. 33 in new york going up for the 20s but miami, 80 degrees readings will dip down into the 70s coming up for sunday afternoon. los angeles, 64 degrees and seattle still holding on to 51 and mostly cloudy skies. for hln, i'm karen mcginest.
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a book by former john edwards' aide hits bookstores today, called the politician. in it, andrew young chronicles the former presidential candidate's affair with rielle hunter and talks about the lengths edwards allegedly went to to cover up the relationship. hunter gave birth to a daughter by edwards. she's been granted a temporary restraining order against young. in that order, hunter is asking for the return of photos and videos, including a video she says was made while she was working for edwards. she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. former president george h.w. bush visited with president obama at the white house this morning. he was accompanied by his son, former florida governor jeb bush. the white house says it was purely a social call. the bipartisan visit was a backdrop for the president's weekly address. he said he is willing to work with anyone who is serious about solving the nation's problems. >> what i won't accept is changing positions because it's good politics. what i won't accept is
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opposition for opposition's sake. we can't have a serious discussion and take meaningful action to create jobs and control our deficit if politicians just do what's necessary to win the next election instead of what's best for the next generation. i'm eager and ready to work with anyone who's serious about solving the real problems facing our people and our country. nearly three weeks after the massive earthquake, many haitians are taking matters into their own hands. officials estimate it could take another month to get the 200,000 tents needed to shelter the homeless. some families are apparently trying to build new homes on top of the rubble of their old ones. one official says that just won't be tolerated and the government wants to come up with its own reconstruction plan that could include building codes. nato is trying to find out why some of its troops and allied afghan forces got into a gun battle. the afghan defense ministry says the two groups were working on a joint operation and it appears
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they mistook each other for enemy combatants. local authorities say four afghan soldiers were killed, seven others were hurt when nato called for air support to launch a strike on the afghan troops' position. a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 15 people in pakistan overnight. two pakistani officials tell cnn the attack targeted al qaeda and taliban compounds in northwest pakistan. u.s. officials normally don't comment on drone strikes. the remote controlled missile attacks have caused tension between the u.s. and pakistan. toyota's president is apologizing for the problems that caused millions of car recalls. he says the company will work to ease customer concerns over its products. toyota, of course, recalled more than two million cars in the u.s., stopped selling and making some of its top sellers, because the gas pedal in those cars can get stuck and cause unexpected acceleration. toyota says it's already shipping new gas pedals to its dealers. honda is recalling 646,000
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of its 2007 and 2008 fit hatchbacks worldwide. americans own about a fifth of those models. the japanese automaker says the problem involves the driver's power window switch. it can overheat and cause a fire when it comes in contact with excessive liquid such as heavy rain or snow. seven incidents have been reported in the u.s. no one was hurt in those. honda says customers will be notified by mail on how to take care of this problem. despite what you might have heard this week, california officials say the state has no plans to ship some of its inmates to prisons in mexico. the state's department of corrections and rehabilitation director says prison officials have not discussed or studied this idea. but governor arnold schwarzenegger proposed the idea before an audience this week. >> we pay them to build the prison down in mexico, and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there in a prison and with the prison guards and all this, it would
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half the cost. >> more than 70% of the 19,000 illegal immigrants behind bars in california are from mexico. have you heard about the commercial causing a whole lot of controversy? take a look. this ad will not run on super bowl sunday and some are calling that decision discrimination. you're watching hln news and views.
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you are watching hln news and views. of course, we bring you news all throughout the weekend but we also would like to hear your views as well. to help get your views, we are sending our very own joe carter out on the street. >> this is a great new project we started where it allows us to get out of the newsroom and go to the streets and talk to our viewers face-to-face. this week, i talked to folks about everything from sports to pop culture to politics. president obama's been in office for one year. how do you think he's doing?
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>> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. i'm happy with the progress so far. >> i would not want to be in his shoes for anything. >> i think there's been a lot of pressure put on on him to have a magic pill, which there's not going to be, of course. >> so you're happy with the progress one year in? >> i am. >> i'm on the poverty level and i don't think that he's addressed that level since -- from the time he was trying to get in office until today. >> would i like for some things to have moved along a little bit better like health care? absolutely. i never thought i would be in a job where i didn't have health insurance. but that's where i am now. >> i think that it's just been overwhelming, you know, with the money that he wants to spend on on health care now and the jobs that it could cost by forcing small businesses to do certain things, it's going to cost jobs instead of save jobs. >> you think he's done a good job in one year? >> considering the mess he had left to him, doing all right. kind of overspending, but.
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all we can do is spend our way out of it, right? >> you think in 365 days, obama's done a good job? show of hands? three of four. you don't think he's done a good job? >> no. >> i think everyone was expecting him to come into office and flip a switch and change everything. people who are realistic would understand that's not something that can happen overnight. >> you believe obama's the right person for the job? >> no. but he's what we've got for three more years and you've got to support the president. >> we're taking your views from the street every day right here on hln. i'm joe carter. i might see you on the street. we have been getting your views on this story and you are really split over this. chris on facebook says seems like a very seattle idea. realistically, if you take half the month off but still meet or exceed work goals, then who cares? it is better to do that than have a staff of people showing up every day punching the clock and spending 75% of their time being unproductive.
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angela disagrees. she posted this. how would they be able to get rid of someone for taking advantage of this if it is, in fact, the company policy? if a person takes unlimited time off and gets fired for it, what would be the company's reason for firing them if the employee is adhering to policy? thanks, everyone. if you haven't joined the discussion, now it's your turn. tell us what you think of the unlimited time off policy. maybe you know someone who would take too much advantage. would it help or hurt the company in the long run? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. are you thinking about doing something to make your smile a little brighter? we're going to go beyond the surface and shine some light on teeth whitening. >> dental bleaching is very popular now and very effective. one concern our dental myth is bleaching is harmful to your teeth. it is not harmful used under the supervision of a dental professional. i think it's important because
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these agents are strong. it can hurt your gums and obviously, you could hurt your teeth if you don't use it properly. over the counter things are sold all the time, and the problem is if you don't have trays that are made properly, they could really hurt your gums. some people get some effect from the strips but not really because they can't be strong enough or effective enough. once you do bleaching, it really does last. if you want your teeth bleached, go to the dentist and have it done well and it will last.
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yeah. that's right. it's converted. it's good. it's good. ♪ i want to kiss this guy cbs has rejected this ad for man crunch.com. it's a gay dating website. they rejected it from airing during the super bowl. the network says the ad doesn't meet its network standards. a spokesperson for man crunch calls the decision quote, straight up discrimination. cbs denies that and says the
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company is welcome to submit an alternative version of the commercial. a book by former john edwards' aide hits bookstores today. it's called "the politician" and andrew young chronicles edwards' affair with rielle hunter and also talks about the lengths edwards allegedly went to to cover up the relationship. hunter gave birth to a daughter by edwards. she's been granted a temporary restraining order against young. in that order, hunter is asking for the return of photos and videos, including a video she says was made while she was working for edwards. she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. a former swim coach will spend the next 40 years behind bars for molesting girls. andrew king didn't show any emotion during yesterday's sentencing in san jose, california. he was a pretty successful coach, teaching at a number of swim clubs in the area for the past 40 years. he pleaded no contest to 20 charges of child molestation.
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investigators think king may have molested more than a dozen girls dating all the way back to 1978. so listen to this. florida authorities say the human remains they found under a concrete slab are those of a missing lottery winner. 43-year-old abraham shakespeare was last seen in april 2009. we will get some more on the latest developments in this case from hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks, who joins us by phone now. hey, mike. >> good morning, virginia. how you doing? >> good. unfortunately for mr. shakespeare, this is a terrible end. can you give us some more details? he wasn't just found under a concrete slab but it's where that slab was, right? >> exactly. well, there was a woman they're calling a business associate of mr. shakespeare's, deedee moore. now, his body was found under some newly poured concrete about five feet underneath that newernewely poured concrete of what they call a boyfriend of ms. moore in
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hillsborough county. he disappeared from polk county and is in hillsborough county. they found his remains in hillsborough county, florida. they're not saying what they found exactly. they found his body but sheriff judd from polk county says other evidence was found. they're thot givinot giving out information on this now. they know more than what they're giving out but there have been no charges. they're calling ms. moore a person of interest which i call suspect light. no one has been charged in this. but apparently, she went through this whole elaborate scheme of making friends and relatives of mr. shakespeare think that he was still alive after he disappeared in april. >> meantime, abraham shakespeare won $30 million after basically having nothing. this is almost a cautionary tale, right, for folks who come into a lot of money but have trouble dealing with it. >> it really is. what law enforcement are doing right now, they're taking a look
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at, you know, you always want to follow the paper trail, if you will, because apparently she transferred over $1 million from his account to her account, and you know, it's not clear exactly what the relationship between the two were, but they're looking at her right now to see exactly how much money had been transferred, but it's just a very, very strange circumstance of someone who seemingly had nothing and then all of a sudden, he came in and won $31 million in this lotto winnings. >> it's obviously pretty convoluted. i know you'll keep an eye on it for us. thanks so much. >> absolutely, virginia. a new hampshire woman is behind bars for racking up three, three, dwis in less than a week. 55-year-old patricia mondro was involved in three accidents this month. police say one of them was serious. serious. she wore a neck brace to her
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arraignment this week. she was first arrested on january 16th following a crash, then again on january 21st. she was arrested after that for a three-car crash. her attorney says she has a drinking problem and is working to address it. here's a warning if you're looking to get away for the weekend. trip adviser has released its list of dirtiest hotels in america. the highest honor goes to the heritage marie na in san francisco. it's ranking was based on i rate postings. in another sign of these tough economic times, a lot of us are using coupons to cut back on grocery bills. last year for the first time since 1992, shoppers used more
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coupons than the year before. americans cashed in 3.3 billion packaged goods coupons. that's a 27% increase over 2008. that is according to to a company that tracks these trends. newspapers counted for the majority, but increasing numbers of shoppers are getting their coupons online. this black hen in california has been dodging car, coyotes and animal control officers for more than two months. a spokeswoman says the stand-off could last a while. the hen either runs into the street or flies into a tree when officers approach. dozens of sea turtles recently turned up off the coast of florida with tumors growing on their eyes and fins. how a group of volunteers helped fix the problem and get them ready for a return to the ocean.
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a man who won millions is found dead. what we have learned about his last days of life. a former president has backed a familiar territory while the man now in the oval office calls for a new sense of bipa bipa bipa bipartsanship. >> i would not want to be in his shoes for anything. >> how good a job is the president doing? after one year in office. joe carter hits the streets to get some views. and a boss tells her employees, take as much time off as you need. paid. what do you think about that sweet deal? we are hearing your views. this is something you're going to be seeing a lot of this weekend. heavy snow, downed power lines and lots of ice. and the storm is on the move. is it heading your way? plus, a new tell-all about john edwards hits the shelves
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and his former mistress, a key figure in this book, is going after the author. what she says she wants him to give back. and the controversial commercial you won't see on super bowl sunday. why the network rejected it and why the people behind the ads say the decision amounts to discrimination. hey, there. thanks for having us over. this is hln. i'm virginia cha. a lot of the u.s. dealing with heavy snow, freezing rain and a big dip in the temperatures. take a look at what it looks like in oklahoma city. lot of highways covered with snow. that of course creating dangerous road conditions. ice knocked down power lines leaving thousands without electricity. now that storm system is moving east. we will get more on the situation from our meteorologist. >> yes, about four states will bear the brunt of this storm system as it continues to push towards the midatlantic. virginia, north carolina, still seeing lots of sleet and freezing rain. also into west virginia and kentucky. some of that snowfall could add up to more than a foot in some cases and those temperatures, bitterly cold.
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interstates and secondary roads are going to be extraordinarily treacherous. we've got some pictures coming out of durham, north carolina. take a look at this. a car pulling a boat. little bit optimistic but nonetheless, about three inches of snowfall for the durham, north carolina area. little bit more on the way before it begins to taper off a little later on today. for the pacific northwest, a storm system moving in, little bit of wet weather. seattle expecting a high temperature of 50 degrees but as we go into sunday, those 20s and 30s in the midatlantic will be warming up a little bit. you'll need it because you have been in the deep freeze for quite some time. take a look at this. 33 in new york, going up from the 20s. but miami, 80 degree readings will dip down into the 70s coming up for sunday afternoon. los angeles, 64 degrees. seattle still holding on to 51 and mostly cloudy skies. a book by former john
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edwards' aide hits bookstores today. it's called "the politician" and he chronicles edwards' affair with rielle hunter and talks about the lengths edwards allegedly went to to cover up the relationship. hunter gave birth to a daughter by edwards. she's been granted a temporary restraining order against young. in that order, hunter is asking for the return of photos and videos, including a video she says was made while she was working for edwards. she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. for president bush visited president obama this morning. white house says it was purely a social call. the visit was also a backdrop for the president's weekly
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address. >> what i won't accept is changi changing positions. we can't have a serious discussion and take meaningful action to create jobs and control our deficit if politicians just do what's necessary to win the next election instead of what's best for the next generation cht i'm eager and ready to work with anyone who's serious about solving the real problems facing the real people of our country. nearly three weeks after the earthquake, many haitians are taking matters into their own hands. it could take another month to get the 200,000 tents needed to shelter the homeless. some families are trying to build new homes on top of the rubble. one official says that won't be tolerated and that the government wants to come up with a plan. toyota's president is apologizing for the problems that caused millions of car recalls. he says the company will work to ease customer's concerns.
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toyota recalled r more than 2 million cars in the u.s., stopped selling and making some of its top sellers. toyota says it's already shipping new gas pedals to its dealers. honda is recalling its 2007 and 2008 fit hatchbacks. americans own about a fifth of those models. the prbs involve the driver's power window switch. it can overheat and cause a fire. seven incidents were reported in the u.s. honda says customers will be notified by mail on how to take care of this problem. despite what you might have heard this week, california officials say the plan has no plans to ship inmates to mexico. the state's department of corrections says prison officials have not discussed
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this idea, but governor schwarzenegger proposed it this week. >> we built a prison down in mexico and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there in a prison and be the prison guards and all this, it would have to cost. >> more than 70% of the 19,000 illegal immigrants are from mexico. florida authorities say the human remains they found under a concrete slab are those of a missing lottery winner. he was last seen in april 2009. we're going to get more on the latest developments in this case from hln law enforcement analyst, mike brooks. hey there, mike. unfortunately, this is a terrible end. can you give us more details? he wasn't just found under a slab, but it's where it was, right? >> exactly. well, there was a woman that coined a business associate of
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mr. shakespeare's. now, his body was found under newly poured concrete of what they're calling a boyfriend of moore. now, he disappeared from polk. now, they're not saying what they found exactly. they found his body, but sheriff judd from polk county says other evidence was found. they're not giving out too much information on this now. they're calling ms. moore a person of interest, but no one has been charged in this. apparently, she went through this whole elaborate scheme of making friends and relatives of
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mr. shakespeare think that he was still alive after he disappeared in april. >> meantime, abraham shakespeare won $30 million after having basically nothing, and this is almost a cautionary tale, right, for folks who come no a lot of money but have trouble dealing with it. >> it really is. what law enforcement are doing right now, they are taking a look at -- you always want to follow the paper trail, if you will, because apparently she transferred over $1 million from his account to her account, and you know, it's not clear exactly what the relationship between the two were, but you know, they're looking at her right now to see exactly how much money had been transferred, but it's just a very, very strange circumstance of someone who seemingly had nothing and then all of a sudden, he came in, you know, and won $31 million in this lotto winnings. >> it's obviously pretty con vol
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lewded. thanks so much. >> absolutely, virginia. have you heard about the commercial causing a lot of controversy? take a look. this ad will not run on super bowl sunday. some are calling that decision discrimination.
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you are watching nus and views. we also would like to hear your views as well. and to help get your view, we are sending joe carter out on the street. >> this is a new project that started where it allows us to talk to our viewers. president obama's been in office for a year, how do you think
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he's doing? >> i think he gave us a lot of hope. >> i would not want to be in his shoes for anything. >> i think there's been a lot of pressure put on him to have a magic pill. >> so, you're happy with the progress one year in? >> i am. >> i'm on the positive level and i don't think that he's addressed that level since from the time he was trying to get in office until today. >> what i like for some things to have moved along like health care? absolutely. i never thought i would be in a job where i didn't have health insurance, but that's where i am now. >> i think it's just been overwhelming, with the money he wants to spend on health care now and the jobs it could cost by forcing small businesses to do certain things. it's going to cost jobs instead of save jobs. >> do you think he's done a good job in one year? >> instead of the mess he had left to him, doing all right. kind of overspending, but --
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spend our way out of it. >> do you think in 365 days, obama's done a good job? show of hands. three, four. you don't think he's done a good job? >> no. >> i think everyone was expe expecting him to come into office and flip a switch and change everything. people who are realistic would understand it's not something that can happen overyigt. >> you believe obama's the right person for the job? >> no, but we've got to support the president. >> we're taking your views every day here on hln. how would you like this deal. take as much time off as you want and get paid for it. that's what the boss of one company in seattle told her employees this week. the ceo of social strata, rose mary o'neill, says when she made the announcement, she was sure her employees would think they were being punked but this is no joke.
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folks there now get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off to do whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. o'neill says her employees are grown-ups and that those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they're not hiring right now. we've been getting your views on this story and here's what some of you have been saying. phillip posted this on facebook -- ryan disagrees and says -- crystal puts it this way -- if you haven't joined the discussion, now it's your turn. tell us what you think of the unlimited time off policy. maybe you know someone who would take a little too much advantage. would it help or hurt the company in the long run? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln.
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this week marked one year since the house passed the economic stimulus package. so, how is that federal money being spent? here's one example. the government awards $1.5 billion to cities and counties to help people in danger of losing their homes. now, the johnson family says they were saved by this program. both husband and wife lost their jobs. their house was forclosed on and they say it helped them stay in their house and get the electricity turned on. >> just thinking about my family being in the street, we had to find some kind of assistance. that my kids could wake up in their rooms on christmas morning, we never even thought we'd have a place to put a christmas tree. >> they've already helped 475 families and nine individuals
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with the money they've received. most people who mary do it for love, but a california woman serging for a husband has a different reason. she says don't bother with the romance cht just show her your health insurance card.
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the california woman has an incurable disease and she says she wants to marry someone so
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she can have health insurance. terry carlsson has been posted videos on youtube to find her match and is getting lots of prospects. she says her condition, called c-4 complement deficiency, makes her vulnerable to different diseases and infections. she's paying $400 a month for cobra insurance right now but that runs out in a year. >> it is outrageous. it's horrible that i have to consider such a thing, that i would really have to consider marrying somebody just to have my right to have health care. i'll do what i have to do. if it means that people think i'm crazy, you know, a lunatic on my web, doing these youtube videos, okay. >> carlson takes 15 medications a day. without insurance, her meds would cost about $3,000 a month. you suck. yeah. that's right. that's good.
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♪ ♪ i want to kiss this guy well, cbs has rejected this ad for mancrunch.com. the network says the ad doesn't meet network standards, but a spokesman calls the decision, quote, straight up discrimination. cbs denies that and says the company is welcome to submit an alternative of the commercial. it's a common occurrence. o lot of parents don't know when is a good time to talk to kids about important issues. clark howard tells us we should have the talk before it's too late. >> okay, it's time for a talking. if you are an adult with adult children, or you're the adult child of an older parent, i got a question for you. have you had the talk?
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you know what the talk is? it's really, really important that you have a conversation with your parents about what money they have, what their wishes are, where they have a will, do they have a will. in fact, listen to this. only 40 some odd percent of people have ever had the talk. all right, the danger is that you may find out way past too late that your parents are going to need help and you may not be in a position to provide it. they may be too proud to talk to you about this. so force is conversation so that each side is protected. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to protect your wallet, go to my website. >> and for even more great advice, don't miss clark's show, today, 4:00 p.m. eastern. clark will help you spend more,
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save less and avoid getting ripped off. singer etta james is sick with a bacterial infection resistant to many antibiotics. her son tells cnn she was hospitalized last week. james, who is best known for her 1961 hit "at last" also has alzheimer's. she was diagnosed with that a year ago. james' son expects his mother to be released from the hospital soon. dozens of sea turtles recently turned up off the coast of florida with tumors growing on their eyes and fins. how a group of volunteers helped fix the problem and get them ready for a return to the ocean.
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we have breaking news for you. the forecast government has approved toyota's plan to fix a problem with gas pedals. the government approved the plan to replace potentially defective pedals. it says dealers could get the parts as early as thursday. toyota recalled more than 2 million cars in the u.s., stopped selling and making some of its top sellers. the gas pedal can get stuck and cause acceleration. toyota's president is apologizing for the problems. right now, a lot of the u.s. dealing with heavy snow, freezing rain and a big dip in temperatures. take a look at oklahoma city. that of course creating dangerous road conditions. ice knocked down powerlines
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leaving thousands without electricity. now that storm is moving east. we're going to get more from meteorologist karen mcginnis. >> about four states will bear the brunt as it pushes toward the mid-atlantic. north carolina is still seeing lots of sleet and freezing rain. also, west virginia and kentucky. some of the snowfall cowell add up to more than a foot and those temperatures, bitterly cold. interstates and secondary roads will be very treacherous. we have pictures out of durham, north carolina. a car pulling a boat. about three inches of snowfall for that area. more on the way before it tapers off today. for the pacific northwest, a storm system moving in, wet weather. seattle expecting a high temperature of 50 degrees, but as we go into sunday, those 20s and 30s in mid-atlantic, they'll
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be warming up. you'll need it because you've been in the deep freeze for quite some time. 33 in new york, going up from the 20s, but miami, 80-degree readings will dip down into the 70s coming up for sunday afternoon. los angeles, 64 degrees and seattle still holding on to 51 and mostly cloudy skies. a book by a former john edwards aide hits stores today. it's called "the politician." in it, the affair with rielle hunter is chronicled. he also talks about the lengths edwards went to to cover up the relationship. she's been franted a restraining order against young. she's asking for the return of videos, including one that was made while working for edwards. she says it depicts a matter of a very private and personal nature. former president george h.w.
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bush visits with the president this morning. he was with his son, former florida governor, jeb bush. white house says it was purely a social call. in the weekly address, the president said he is willing to work with anyone serious about solving the nation's problems. >> what i won't accept the changing positions because it's good politics. what i won't accept the opposition for opposition's sake. we can't have a serious discussion and take meaningful action to create jobs and control our deficit if politicians just do what's necessary to win the next election instead of what's best for the next generation. i'm eager and ready to work with anyone who's serious about solving the real problems facing our people and our country. >> nearly three weeks after the massive earthquake, many haitians are taking matters into their own hands. officials estimate it could take another month to get the 200,000 tents needed for the homeless,
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so some families are trying to build new homes on top of their old ones. the government wants to come up with its own reconstruction plan that could include building codes. honda is recalling 646,000 of its 2007 and 2008 fit hatchbacks worldwide. now, americans own about a fifth of those models. the problem involves the driver's power window switch. it can overheat and cause a fire when it comes into contact with excessive liquids. seven incidents have been reported in the u.s. no one was hurt in those. customers will be notified by mail. despite what you might have heard this week, california officials say the state has no plans to ship inmates to mexico. the director says prison
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officials have not discussed this idea, but governor schwarzenegger proposed it this week. >> we pay them to build the prison down in mexico. and then we have those immigrants be down there in a prison. and with the prison guards and all this, it would have the to cost. >> more than 70% of the 19,000 illegal immigranted behind bars in california are from mexico. florida authorities say human remains that were found are those of a missing lottery winner. he was last seen in april 2009. we'll get more on this from mike brooks. unfortunately, for mr. shakespeare, this is a terrible end. he wasn't just found under a slab, but it's where that was, right? >> exactly. there was a woman that coined a business associate of mr.
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shakespeares, dede moore. his body was found under concrete of what they're calling a boyfriend of moore in hillsborogh county. they're not saying what they found exactly. they found his body, but sheriff judd says other evidence was found. they're not giving out too much information on this right now. there have been no charges and they're calling ms. moore right now, a person of interest, which i'd call suspect light, but no one has been charged in this. but apparently, she went through this whole elaborate scheme of making friends and relatives of mr. shakespeare think that he was still alive after he
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disappeared in april. >> now, meantime, abraham shakespeare won $30 million after having basically nothing. and this is almost a cautionary tale for folks who come into a lot of money, but have trouble dealing with it. >> it is. law enforcement is taking a look -- you always want to follow the paper trail, if you will, because apparently, she transferred over a million dollars from his account to her account. it's not clear exactly what the relationship between the two were, but you know, they're looking at her right now to see exactly how much money had been transferred, but it's just a very, very strange circumstance of someone who seemingly had nothing, then won $31 million in this lottery. >> i know you're going to keep an eye on it. thanks so much. >> absolutely, virginia.
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most people who marry do it for love, but a california woman searching for love has a different reason. she says just show her your health insurance card.
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a california woman has an incurable disease and says she wants to marry someone so she can have health insurance. she's been posting videos on youtube to find a match. she says her condition makes her vulnerable to different diseases and infections. she's paying 400 bucks a month for cobra, but that runs out in
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a year. >> it is outrageous and i'm -- it's, it's horrible that i have to consider such a thing, that i would really have to consider marrying someone just to have my right to have health care. i'll do what i have to do. and if it means that people think i'm crazy, you know, a lunatic, on my web -- doing these youtube videos, okay. >> carlson takes 15 medications a day. without insurance, they would cost about $3,000 a month. how would you like this deal? take as much time off and get paid for it. the ceo of social strada says when she made the announcement, she was sure her employees would think they were being punked.
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folks there now get unlimited paid leave. that's right. unlimited time off to do whatever they want. what's the catch? well, there isn't one. she says her employees are grown-ups and those who abuse the policy will weed themselves out. by the way, they're not hiring right now. we're getting your views on this story and here are a few of them. john posted this on facebook -- jennifer says this -- jean-paul says -- thanks, everyone.
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if you haven't joined the discussion, now, it's your turn. tell us what you think of the policy. e-mail us. here's a warning if you're looking to get away for the weekend. trip adviser has just released its list of the dirtiest hotels in america and this year's top honor goes to the heritage marina hotel in san francisco. one customer says she found roaches in the room. a spokesperson says it's ranking was based on anonymous postings and that it didn't reflect the true condition of the hotel. the list is based on reviews posted to its website. in another sign of these tough economic times, a lot of us are using coupons to cut back on grocery bills. last year for the first time since 1992, shoppers used more coupons than the year before. americans cashed in 3.3 billion
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packaged goods coupons. that's a 27% increase over 2008. newspaper coupons accounted for the majority, but increasing numbers of shoppers are getting their coupons online. etta james is sick with a bacteria infection resistant to many antibiotics. james also has -- he expects his mother to be released from the hospital soon. have you heard about the commercial causing a whole lot of controversy? it will not air on super bowl sunday and some are calling that discrimination. you're watching hln "news and views."
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you are watching hln news and views. of course, we bring you news all throughout the weekend, but we also would like to hear your views as well. to help get your views, we are sending our very own joe carter out on the street. >> this is a great new project where it allows us to get out of the newsroom, go to the streets and talk to viewers face-to-face. this week i talk to folks about everything from sports to pop culture to politics. president obama has been in office for one year.
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how do you think he's doing? >> i think he really gave us a lot of hope. i'm happy with the progress so far. >> i would not want to be in his shoes for anything. >> i think there's been a lot of pressure put on him to have a magic pill, which there's not going to be, of course. >> so you're happy with the progress one year in? >> i am. >> i'm on the poverty level and i don't think that he's addressed that level from the time he was trying to get into office until today. >> would i like for some things to have moved along a little bit better like health care? absolutely. i never thought i would be in a job where i didn't have health insurance. that's where i am now. >> i think that it's just been overwhelming with the money that he wants to spend on health care now and the jobs that it could cost by forcing small businesses to do certain things, it's going to cost jobs instead of save jobs. >> you think he's done a good job in one year? >> considering the mess he had left to him, doing all right.
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kind of overspending. all we can do is spend our way out of it, right? >> you think obama has done a good job? show of hands? three of four. you don't think he's done a good job? >> no. >> i think everyone was expecting him to come into office and flip a switch and change everything. people 'who are realistic would understand that's not something that can happen overnight. >> you believe obama's the right person for the job? >> no. but he's what we've got for three more years. you've got to support the president. >> we're taking your views from the street every day right here on hln. i'm joe carter. i might see you on the street. you suck. yeah, that's right. ♪ i want to kiss this guy >> well, cbs has rejected this ad for a gay dating website. they've rejected it from airing
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during the super bowl. a spokesman calls the decision quote, straight up discrimination. cbs denies that and says the company is welcome to submit an alternative version of the commercial. this week marked one year since the house passed the economic stimulus package. so, how is that money being spent? the government awarded $1.5 billion to cities and counties across the u.s. to help people in danger of losing their homes. now, the johnson family says they were saved by this program. both husband and wife lost their jobs. their house was forclosed on and they say the program helped them stay in their house and get the electricity turn on cht. >> just thinking about my family being in the street, we had to find some kind of assistance. that my kids could wake up in their own rooms on christmas morning and walk out to the
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christmas tree. we never even thought we'd have a place for a christmas tree. >> they've helped 475 families and nine individuals with the stimulus money they've received. a new hampshire woman is behind bars for racking up three dwis in less than week. the 55-year-old was involved in three accidents this month. police say one was serious. she wore a neck brace to her aryanment this week. she was first arrested on january 16th, following a crash, then again following another on january 21st. she was arrested less than 24 hours after that. her attorney says she was a drinking problem, but is working to address it. this black hen in california has been dodging cars, coyotes and animal control officers for more than two months. a spokeswoman for a humane society says it could last a while. the hen runs into the is street
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or into a tree when officers approach. the chicken doesn't weigh enough to trigger it or doesn't like the feed being used as bait. dozens of sea turtles recently turned up off the coast of florida with tumors growing on their eyes and fins. how a group of volunteers helped fix the problem and get them ready for a return to the ocean.
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